Letters to the Editor for June 22, 2011

By Baker City Herald Readers June 22, 2011 07:44 pm

Rally a showcase for Baker City
To the editor:
We at the Baker City Café just wanted to say thank you to all the Hells Canyon Rally riders who stopped by the café earlier this month. Despite the rain, it was a fun weekend getting to know a lot of new people. We are huge supporters of the rally as it is a great showcase for Downtown Main Street and the rest of Baker City and Baker County.
We would also like to thank the Baker City Lions Club for their donation of their time and their tents to keep our rally guests dry. We couldn’t have hosted as many riders as we did without their generosity. Debi Bainter at the Chamber of Commerce and Ann Mehaffy at HBC were also instrumental in helping create a great downtown atmosphere at Court Street for the rally.
Joshua DeCarl
Debra Fisher
Baker City

Getting the truth on health care
To the editor:
My hat is off to Iva Mace. She wrote a nice, honest letter to the editor about health care on June 10. Unlike Baker City’s biggest romance novelist, she saw through the myth and fiction Pete Sundin was foisting on us in his letter of June 8.  
Without going too far down the research road, since August 2009  there have been at least a half dozen myth-busting features about health care in The Oregonian. These feature stories debunked all of the fictitious propaganda in Sundin’s letter.  
Still, some fictions, and some fiction writers die hard.
Richard Nase
Baker City